Finding Providers
loading

We found 173 dentists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Panama City, FL.

Dr. Pat Ricalde, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 3
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pat Ricalde works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Tampa, FL. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ricalde's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, cancer, and dental implant surgery. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Ricalde honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. In addition to English, Dr. Ricalde (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

Read more

Clinical interests: Oral Reconstruction, Laser Surgery, Cancer, Dental Implant Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Nelson Paul Castellano
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3302 W Azeele Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nelson Castellano is an oral surgeon in Tampa, FL. Dr. Castellano (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. In Dr. Castellano's practice, he is particularly interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Castellano average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

No Photo
Specializes in General Dentistry
5103 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Porro's specialty is general dentistry. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Periodontics
4505 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Todd Williams specializes in periodontics (gum disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3645 W Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Walter Bowlin specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Bowlin has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Dentistry
1 Davis Boulevard; Suite 103
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Robert Powless practices dentistry in Tampa, FL. He is especially interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. Powless takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

Read more

Clinical interests: Maxillofacial Surgery

Ward Whitaker
Specializes in Dentistry
5200 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ward Whitaker works as a dentist in Ruskin, FL and Tampa, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Whitaker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more
Edgard Tony Francisco
Specializes in Dentistry
2210 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Edgard Francisco's specialty is dentistry. Dr. Francisco's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francisco honors.

Read more
Kevin Louis Monteleone
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
4014 W Estrella Street; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Monteleone specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Monteleone trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more
Maria Antonia Upshaw
Specializes in Dentistry
201 E Kennedy Boulevard; Suite 1425
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maria Upshaw practices dentistry. Dr. Upshaw's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in General Dentistry
2307 S Dale Mabry Highway; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Adam Diasti specializes in general dentistry and practices in Tampa, FL. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Diasti honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Endodontics, General Dentistry
825 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Terryl Petropoulos works as an endodontist and general dentist in Tampa, FL. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more
David Lawrence Leever
Specializes in Orthodontics
9806 N 56th Street
Temple Terrace, FL
 

Dr. David Leever works as an orthodontist in Temple Terrace, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more
Christine Isolde Grant
Specializes in Dentistry
1402 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christine Grant specializes in dentistry and practices in Tampa, FL. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans.

Read more
Jeffrey V Schroeder
Specializes in General Dentistry
3716 W Neptune Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schroeder works as a general dentist. Dr. Schroeder has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in General Dentistry
308 E Martin L King Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Howard Miles' area of specialization is general dentistry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Miles at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueDental, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Dental School

Fellowship

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Dentistry?

A dentist provides oral (mouth) health care, ranging from routine cleanings all the way to oral surgery. Dentistry is about more than just teeth: dentists also care for a patient’s jaw, tongue, lips, and salivary glands; they even check for signs of disease in the head and neck.

A dentist has a number of jobs they perform to keep their patients healthy. They examine areas inside and around the mouth to look for unusual lumps or swelling that could indicate a problem, and they take biopsies if needed. They educate their patients not only about the daily care of their teeth and gums, but also about proper nutrition and not using tobacco. Of course, teeth are their main focus, and dentists know how to treat them right. A dentist can clean, repair, remove, replace, or reposition teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.

Some disorders of the mouth and teeth require special treatment and surgery. Although a general dentist can perform minor surgical procedures such as tooth extractions, when it comes to more specialized oral care, there are dentists who have chosen to focus their education and experience in certain areas. These subspecialties include:
  • Endodontics, the specialty that focuses on the pulp and nerves inside the tooth (endodontists often perform root canals)
  • Pediatric Dentistry, which is dental care specifically tailored towards children
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which deals with surgery of the jaws and lower face; this can include everything from trauma after an accident to removal of wisdom teeth
  • Prosthodontics, the specialty of replacing missing teeth or bone within the mouth with prosthetics, or manufactured parts
  • Orthodontics, which involves aligning the teeth and shaping the jaw using braces

The health of the mouth can be a strong indicator of overall health. Dentists teach you how to take good care of your teeth, and they keep your mouth healthy and comfortable.